Pioneer VSX-LX102 vs Pioneer VSX-LX301

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Pioneer VSXLX101 vs Pioneer VSX-LX102

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Let us compare Pioneer VSX-LX102 and VSXLX101. These are excellent AV receivers with decent power output and more audio decoders than most similarly priced models. So if you are looking to save a little money, this is a good budget-friendly option.

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Features & Performance

Pioneer VSXLX101 vs Pioneer VSX-LX102 back

You will really enjoy the built-in airplay and Bluetooth in VSXLX101 and VSXLX102. It's so nice to not have separate components in order to use those features. Pioneer VSXLX101 vs Pioneer VSX-LX102 has much deeper and cleaner bass. Very impressive DSP on this unit. All of the options very well thought out and executed. The sound separation is theater-equivalent, using 5.1 configurations.

Connections & Setup

The Pioneer VSXLX101 unit allows pass through video even if the unit is not on. So it's very easy for family members to continue to use the TV without being frustrated by the features of the receiver. The auto-tune of Pioneer VSX-LX102 vs VSXLX101 is handy with a good start and kind of fun to use. If you like how digital the configuration is, you will probably run everything through HDMI at this point, and it could not be easier with Pioneer VSX-LX102. Value for money.

Design

The mobile app of Pioneer VSXLX101 vs VSX-LX102 is not well designed from a usability perspective but is a must have because it adds a slew of features at your fingertips including an equalizer that is buried deep in the app and a display showing exactly what video and audio formats the receiver is currently putting out. If you are put off by the simplicity of the physical remote, the app will do everything you want and then some. The UI design of the VSX-LX102 remote app is a small one. It’s the surround modes. There are a ton of them, they are intuitive, they work well, fantastic. Remote feels good in the hand.

Pioneer VSXLX101 pros & cons

Pros:

  • High bass reproduction.
  • Much more simplified setup and configure process.
  • Plenty of power and the sound is full spectrum.

Cons:

  • ARC is finicky. Have to disconnect/reconnect HDMI cable to get it to work.

Elite Pioneer VSXLX102 pros & cons

Pros:

  • Slick looks nice.
  • Wireless and Bluetooth built-in.

Cons:

  • In the setup menu, it is hard to find things.
  • Resyncing sound every so often with a loud click noise.

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Common

Product

Pioneer VSX-LX102
Pioneer VSX-LX301

Model

VSX-LX102
VSX-LX301

Brand

Pioneer
Pioneer

Rating

3.7 of 5
4.2 of 5

Reviews

25
86

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Amplifier class

D
D

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

DSD

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS neural:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS:X

Dolby atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Power device

Operational power consumption

480 W
450 W

Standby power consumption

0.1 W
0.1 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Amplifier

Total output power

400 W
620 W

Output power per channel

170 W, 80 W
80 W

Output impedance per channel

4 Ohm, 6 Ohm, 8 Ohm
8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

9
7

Signal-to-noise ratio

105 dB
100 dB

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

up to 4K
up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K
up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

2
2

Optical digital inputs

1
1

Coaxial digital inputs

1
1

HDMI inputs

4
6

HDMI outputs

1
1

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

2
2

USB

2
1

Phones

1
1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital
digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Preset station qty

40
40

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

AIR Studios monitor certification

Three-zone capability

X.v.Color

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Deep color

MCACC Pro

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Sound output mode

Surround Sound
Surround Sound

Audio D/A converter

32bit / 384kHz
32bit / 384kHz

Surround sound effects

Front Stage Surround Advance
Front Stage Surround Advance

Surround system class

7.2 channel
7.2 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

11
8

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

12.6 x 17.1 x 6.8 inches
14.6 x 17.1 x 6.8 inches

Product weight

22.8 pounds
19.8 pounds

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  • 24.7
  • 30.3
  • 24.7Pioneer VSX-LX102
  • 30.3Pioneer VSX-LX301

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